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NERF MANIA this Sunday night, February 26!! Talked with a few of the youth who have been asking about the event, and we decided that this Sunday is as good a time as any. Here’s what you need to know/do:

Invite your friends! The more we have, the better the games.

o   Make sure that your friends have completed Emergency Medical Forms turned in, INCLUDING FRONT/BACK COPIES OF INSURANCE CARD. Forms are attached to this e-mail.

o   Bring $5 if you plan to play. Our money will be used toward our City Mission Christmas outreach, or we can use it somewhere else if that’s the group’s choice.

No money needed for dinner – we’ll order pizza.

o   Bring/Wear a white shirt and a dark shirt.

o   Bring all of the Nerf weapons and ammo that you have, but make sure you’ve marked it to be identified.


2017 ASP trip dates:

We leave Saturday, July 8 and return Saturday, July 15.

Anyone who has completed 8th grade by this summer can participate. There is no upper age limit, so if you know grandparents who would like to join us, please encourage them to talk with me!

For just one week we have the opportunity immerse ourselves in the experience of living without the conveniences that we all enjoy and take for granted. That means we sleep on cots and/or air mattresses, we use showers that are often built outside, and we eat food that has been prepared either by us (for lunch) or by our amazing cooks for breakfast and dinner. There will be about 75-80 volunteers staying at our center, so we all have chores to do throughout the week. This is not a stay in a hotel with other people serving our wants. This is our opportunity to serve others and move outside of our comfort zones.

 The actual cost to send a volunteer on the ASP trip is $500, but because of the generosity of our St. Andrew’s church family, we are able to reduce that cost to $100/youth or college student, $200/adult with a $500 family maximum. If $100 or $200 is still too great of a financial strain, please let me know, as we have scholarships available.

 While on the trip, our team will work in crews of 5-6 people all week to make homes warmer, safer and drier. Jobs will involve varying degrees of construction, from building to painting. We will have the opportunity to participate in programs each evening that will teach us about the culture of Appalachia, the culture of the county where we’ll be staying and the faith journeys of our staff.

 Each center is staffed by 4-5 college students who are in charge. They are trained by ASP, and they do an excellent job of running things for the summer.

 We will not know for a few months where we will be – either West Virginia or Kentucky. We just need to be patient.

 Please let me know if you have any other questions. We have already had 2 meetings, and our next meeting is in March, so we really need to get you on board if you’d like to join our team.


Go FISH! Annual Lakeside Retreat

Friday, June 16 – Sunday, June 18.  For any youth (AND FRIENDS!) who has completed 8th grade and older. College age young adults can attend as helpers.  Cost TBD

 Lakeside for Sr. High Youth

Sunday, June 18 – Saturday, June 24.  For any youth (AND FRIENDS!) who has completed 8th grade and older. College age young adults will serve as CITs (Counselors in Training) for the week.  Cost TBD

 Lakeside for Jr. High Youth

Monday, July 3 – Friday, July 7.  For any youth (AND FRIENDS!) going into grades 6-8 for the 2017-2018 school year.  Youth and young adults in 10th grade and older who attend Lakeside for Sr. High Youth are eligible to attend Lakeside for Jr. High Youth as CITs.  See me if you want to assist at Jr. High Camp but have a legitimate reason for not participating in Sr. High Camp.  Cost TBD

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